The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt)
Claim by White House: In an April 21 call, President Trump “expressed his commitment to work together with President-elect Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people to implement reforms that strengthen democracy, increase prosperity, and root out corruption.”
FactCheck.org rating: No Evidence
Claim by Social media posts: A meme claims that CNN anchor Don Lemon referred to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the killing of an “unarmed father of three.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
Claim by Facebook posts: Says Democrats “spent $40,000,000 of YOUR tax dollars trying to impeach Trump.”
Claim by Viral meme: “25 years ago, the City of New York refused to fund the Veterans Day Parade. Donald Trump financed it!”
FactCheck.org rating: Exaggerates
Claim by Donald Trump: “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” including Somalia and Ukraine.
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
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Claim by Facebook posts: Actor Dwayne Johnson Dies at the age of 47
Claim by Multiples cuentas: Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez’s deleted tweets
AFP Fact Check rating: Partly false
Claim by Social media users: Video of a Punjabi mother brutally thrashing her daughter in Pakistan
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